leprosy bacillus

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Noun1.leprosy bacillus - cause of leprosy
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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George's Hospital in Bergen who first isolated the leprosy bacillus leading to successful treatment.
40 Children with household contacts have a 9-fold higher risk of developing leprosy, as they have an early exposure to the leprosy bacillus.